WRD Names New Chief Of Game Management

DNR Press Release | May 16, 2024

WRD’s Lee Taylor was promoted to Chief of the WRD Game Management Section. 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced the promotion of Lee Taylor to the Chief of the WRD Game Management Section.

“I’m thrilled to promote Lee to be our new Chief of Game Management,” said Wildlife Resources Division Director Ted Will. “His experience in land and game conservation is invaluable to the WRD, and I look forward to seeing him tackle the opportunities that lay ahead.”

Taylor brings 23 years of experience managing public lands to the position. He has been with the WRD for the past 13 years, working as the Game Management Regional Supervisor for Region 3 in east-central Georgia. His expertise includes wildlife population monitoring and habitat management. Additionally, he has extensive experience with a variety of wildlife from endangered woodpeckers to bears and alligators.

As Chief, Taylor will direct Georgia’s wildlife and land programs, development of the Game Management budget and supervise the state’s Wildlife Management Areas. Additionally, he will lead six regional supervisors and two assistant chiefs. He’ll also oversee the drafting of hunting regulations statewide.

Taylor started his career with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a wildlife biologist.  In that position, Taylor coordinated wildlife and habitat management programs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from Western Carolina University.

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